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Prof. P Karuppuswamy


P. Karuppuswamy is currently working as a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and holds a Master’s Degree in Production Engineering.…

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Prof. Gordon McConnel

Professor of Entrepreneurship Practice

Gordon MacKerron was Director of SPRU from 2008 until the end of 2013 and is now Professor of Science and Technology Policy . He was previously Director of the Sussex Energy Group at SPRU from April 2005 to November 2008.…

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W. Paatii Ofosu-Amaah

Vice President and Corporate Secretary

Mr. W. Paatii OFOSU-AMAAH has been a Special Adviser to the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) since September 2008. Prior to joining AfDB, Mr. Ofosu-Amaah worked for 29 years at the World Bank leaving its service as Vice President and Corporate Secretary of the World Bank Group at the end of December 2007.…

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Dejan Dinčić

International Consultant

Dejan Dincic is a digital transformation and online learning specialist, based in Geneva. Formerly technical director of DiploFoundation, he now teaches and provides strategic advice for Diplo. Since 2016 he has also worked as a consultant for international organisations, development NGOs, and UN agencies.…

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Dr. Cata Ratiu

Associate Professor

Catalin Ratiu is associate professor of strategic management at Cal State San Marcos and director of the Global Business Option. He earned his PhD in strategic management from Concordia University in Montréal and has previously held academic appointments at the universities Concordia and McGill in the areas of strategy, corporate sustainability and international business.…

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Prof. Abdelkader Djeflat

Professor and Chairman

Prof. Abdelkader Djeflat was appointed full Professor in Economics at the University of Oran in Algeria in 1992 where he held the position of Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Chairman of the Scientific Council and member of the Scientific Board of the Centre of Applied Economics for Development (CREAD).…

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Dr. Elida Mataj

Chief of Environmental Epidemiology

Dr. Elida Mataj gained her PhD at the University of Studies, Faculty of Medicine, Public Health Department in Milano Italy (2008–2012), and is currently a Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine, Albanian University Tirana, Albania.…

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Bernhard Kowatsch

Head of Innovation Accelerator

Bernhard Kowatsch is Head of the Innovation Accelerator at the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The WFP Innovation Accelerator identifies, nurtures and scales disruptive startups and entrepreneurs that accelerate progress towards zero hunger.…

Dr. Wondimagegnehu  Alemu

Medical Doctor

Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu is a medical doctor and Public Health specialist who brings over 3 decades of experience in global health with the focus on public health surveillance and disease control.…

Kaitlyn Busler


Kaitlyn Busler is a researcher from the Columbia University, USA.

Laurie Dickie


Laurie Dickie is a researcher at CBS Academic Co-ordinator.

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Prof. Moiz Bakhiet

Professor and Chairman

Professor Moiz Bakhiet is the Chief Executive Director (Founder) of Princess Al-Jawhara Center for Molecular Medicine, Genetics and Inherited Diseases. He is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Molecular Medicine, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University and is a senior Consultant / Physician Neurologist at the University Medical Center, King Abdulla Medical City, Kingdom of Bahrain.…

Surbhi Shukla


Surbhi Shukla is a Master’s Degree student of Environmental Engineering in Madan Mohan Malviya Gorakhpur, India.

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Prof. Mahdi Kadivar


Professor Mahdi Kadivar obtained his PhD degree in food science from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, in 2001, with a thesis entitled “Studies on integrated processes for the recovery of mucilage, hull, oil and protein from Solin®”.…

Prof. Alsafi Ahmed Abdella Bala

Associate Professor

Dr Alsafi Ahmed Abdella Bala is an associate professor in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Imaging at Sudan University of Science and Technology. He supervises the scientific undergraduate and postgraduate ultrasound scientific research both inside and outside Sudan.…

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Prof. Tigineh Mersha


Tigineh Mersha is Professor of Operations Management at the Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore, USA. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia and his MBA and PhD degrees from the University of Cincinnati in the USA.…



Associate Professor

Mohammed Mahgoub Hassan is an Associate Professor of Parasitic Weeds Bio-Control, currently working as a researcher at the Bio-pesticides and Bio-fertilizers Department, Environment, Natural Resources and Desertification Research Institute, National Centre for Research, Khartoum, Sudan.…

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Steve Kenzie

Executive Director

Steve has managed the Secretariat of the UN Global Compact Network UK since 2008, providing support for UK-based endorsers of the UN’s corporate sustainability framework. He was previously a Programme Director at the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) leading projects across a wide range of responsible business issue areas.  …

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Dr. Carine Platat

Assistant Professor

Dr. Carine Platat completed her PhD in 2005 in the field of nutrition, physical activity and metabolic syndrome. She has been working as an assistant then associate professor at UAE University since 2008.…